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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Untitled (Dollshouse)
 
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TITLE:  Untitled (Dollshouse)
ARTIST:  Yinka Shonibare MBE (British, b.1962)
WORK DATE:  2002
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
MATERIALS:  Mixed media
SIZE:  h: 8 x w: 9.2 x d: 11.5 in / h: 20.3 x w: 23.4 x d: 29.2 cm
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Artificial Gallery  +44 (0)79 4072 4067  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Very rare mixed media multiple by Yinka Shonibare (resin, wood, paper, fabric and plastic). This work comprises 22 pieces in total including miniature items of furniture for both the ground and first floor (which can be viewed from the rear). Signed with artist’s name and date on plaque to side ‘Yinka Shonibare, artist, lives here Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 2002’. Commissioned by Peter Norton, this sculpture was a Christmas gift from him to members of the art community only, and was not offered to the general public for sale. For this edition, Shonibare designed a dollhouse that is a replica of the 1872 Victorian town house in the East End of London where he now lives. By replicating his own house, the artist comments on the 18th century tradition of dollhouses being commissioned objects that were exact miniature replicas of larger homes for elite and well-to-do families. As in many of his other projects, Dutch wax print cloth figures prominently in this dollhouse with the chairs and bed are covered in the fabric. To impart a lived-in quality, Shonibare selected furniture in various woods and styles to fill the rooms. The two-story house includes cabinets, chairs, tables, fireplaces, and a canopy bed, along with reproductions of paintings by Shonibare and Jean-Honor‚ Fragonard.
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